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Autism and Asperger Syndrome: From Assessment to Treatment

Michael D. Powers, Psy.D.

12.0 CE Hours Available

All orders include the entire presentation with handouts and a CE test.
Streaming videos and audio downloads will be available immediately after checkout
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Audio Download
RRP$160.00
Offer Price$128.00
CD Audio w/ Audio Download
RRP$175.00
Offer Price$140.00
DVD Video w/ Streaming Video
RRP$200.00
Offer Price$160.00
Streaming Video
RRP$185.00
Offer Price$148.00
Extra CE Test
Price$70.00

Description

With prevalence now estimated at 1:100, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) have become a widespread concern. This program synthesizes current research and practice on the etiology, diagnosis, assessment, treatment, and evaluation of ASDs. Participants will learn to distinguish diagnostic issues for various ASDs and the relationship between core neurocognitive assets and deficits to learning, social, communication, and behavioral issues that may be present from early childhood through young adulthood. This program provides a guide to evidence-based care based on current research.

Objectives

Participants will be able to describe

  • Diagnostic features of Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Critical social and communication challenges faced by children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Describe evidence-based interventions for treating social and communication deficits in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Reasons challenging behaviors develop
  • Specific causes of challenging behavior
  • Evidence-based interventions to address challenging behavior
  • Positive support procedures that will decrease the likelihood of behavioral regression
  • Procedural and ethical safeguards necessary for effective intervention

Topics

Autism & Asperger Syndrome Basics

  • Core deficits
  • Theories of causation
  • Genetics
  • Neuropsychological assets and deficits

Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis Assessment & Treatment of Social Skills

  • Social skills training
  • Group and individual treatment

Assessment & Treatment of Communication Challenges

  • Skills for home and community participation
  • Social communication and conversation skills

Understanding Challenging Behaviors

  • Goals of assessment and treatment
  • Situations that ìset the stageî for behavior

Assessment of Challenging Behaviors

  • Assessment of behavioral function
  • Identifying replacement behaviors

Treatment of Challenging Behavior Strategies for Home, Classroom, and Community

  • Integrating treatment planning with social and communication objectives
  • Functional communication training
  • Developing positive behavioral supports

Insuring Treatment Effectiveness

  • Evaluation of treatment effectiveness
  • Ethical issues in treatment
  • Wrap-up and closing comments